* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: '''''No one''''' bats an eye when Phoenix pilots UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era fighters, or has his wingmen do so -- although some of the usual "ThisCannotBe" remarks from enemy pilots become downright hilarious when one considers that they're saying this as an obsolete subsonic propeller-driven fighter zips up behind them and tears them apart.
* HilariousInHindsight: In ''VideoGame/AceCombat2'', Scarface One's official aircraft was the Su-35 Super Flanker. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhA6ZviGcUw introduction to that game]] depicts his aircraft coming to the aid of a wingman flying an F-22. Fast-forward to ''Assault Horizon Legacy'' -- now Scarface One's official plane is the F-22, and since the game uses ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]''[='s=] cover art (which features an Su-37 Terminator), Phoenix is practically shooting down his old self!
* NarmCharm:
** While the actor's delivery isn't the problem, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' fans may get a chuckle upon hearing, "Phoenix down!"
** The first ace squadron you fight, Lancer, has a thing about knights and chivalry and honor and the like, much like some of the bosses in ''Zero'' did - and then you realize their lead's personal callsign is "Pride". It's like they held a contest to let a fan design one of the boss fights, and Creator/GeorgeLucas won by doing his version of the Rot team.